The Buffalo Bills opted not to sign offensive lineman Andy Levitre as he wanted top dollar. Well the Bills instead went for a steal as they stole offensive lineman Doug Legursky from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Bills announced that the signed the offensive lineman Wednesday, but terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed as per team policy.
Legursky was the primary backup at center for the Steelers in his four years there from 2009-2012. In that time span he appeared in 50 regular season games for the Steelers with 17 of those were starts. Legursky also made two starts in the playoffs with one of them being in Super Bowl XLV against the Green Bay Packers.
He was signed by the Steelers in 2008 as an undrafted free agent out of Marshall.
This is a big deal for Bills fans as the team had a big hole at the left guard position. This means that Legursky is going to be competing for the starting position. Considering his that he has starting experience in the playoffs, Legursky is the favorite to win the job.
The move also gives them flexibility on the offensive line as center Eric Wood and guard Kraig Urbik both have experience starting at guard and center. So, that means if one of them were to go down then the Bills can steal one from another position and insert them in another like the Steelers have done with Legursky in the past.
Obviously, the Bills are hoping they got a steal in a deal by signing Legursky away from the Steelers.